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2009 Boys' Youth World Championship  |  Jesolo - Bassano del Grappa, Italy

 PUR / Puerto Rico - Team Composition

Team manager Jessica Rosa Andino
Head coach Ariel Díaz
Assistant coach Carlos Rodríguez
Therapist / trainer Juan Rivera
Journalist Jessica Rosa Andino
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Jedisan Paul Agosto Agosto 24/10/1991 192 75 320 314 National Team
  2   Jorge Antonio Lopez Lopez 6/02/1992 188 75 320 314 Mayaguez
  3 Ramon Burgos Burgos 15/01/1993 198 91 334 304 National Team
  4   Ricardo Archilla Archilla 5/11/1991 198 88 342 306 National Team
  5 Steven Morales Morales 7/04/1992 195 82 346 317 Caribes de San Sebastian
  7   Javier Pérez J. Perez 14/03/1991 188 81 324 301 National Team
  9 Jose Ribas Ribas 31/12/1991 198 78 334 304 National Team
  C 10   Josue Rivera Rivera 14/04/1992 192 82 335 310 National Team
  12 Cristian Rivera C. Rivera 8/08/1993 198 82 345 332 National Team
  L 15   Jose Miguel Mulero Mulero 25/10/1991 170 63 298 284 Mayaguez
  16 Porfirio Diaz Diaz 18/10/1992 192 81 320 314 National Team
  19   Frank Solivan Solivan 5/04/1991 192 74 320 314 National Team
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Puerto Rico has qualified for three of the last four FIVB Boys Youth World Championships. The NORCECA powerhouse won the silver medal at the 2008 Continental Championship held in Florida, USA and gold at the 2006 championship in Dominican Republic.  

This years team has very young athletes that will also be elegible for the 2011 Youth World Championship. The Senior Team of Puerto Rico is currently ranked 10th in the FIVB World Rakings. The Youth Team is an essential part of the Puerto Rico National Program, which is one of the few in the world that has been able to qualify both Mens and Womens teams to the Senior World Championships.

Prof. Ariel Díaz will make his international debut as head coach of this exciting team. Prof. Carlos Rodríguez joins him with his experience in previous Youth World Championships (2003, 2005, 2007). Puerto Rico shares its pool with Egypt, Tunisia and Italy.  The team's expectaion is to qualify for the final round.
Coach profile

Prof. Ariel Díaz makes his international debut as head coach of the Puerto Rico Boys Youth Team. Prof. Díaz is an experienced coach at the college level and in the Puerto Rico Professional League, where he coaches the Gigantes de Adjuntas team.

Prof. Díaz was named Coach of the Year in 2004 and led Gigantes de Adjuntas to the league finals in 2006. He was also assistant coach of the Puerto Rico Men's Senior B Team that played in the 2009 Pan American Cup in Chiapas, México.

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